Revitalizing Neglected Or Damaged Lawns

Revitalizing Neglected Or Damaged Lawns

Are you ready to restore your lawn to its former glory with lush green grass? The good news is that you can eliminate patchy yards with brown grass, even if it has been neglected for quite some time. A professional lawn care team can come in to revitalize things, but there is a lot you can do on your own as a homeowner, too. 


Below are our top tips to get your lawn to win Yard of the Month this spring and summer: 

Put in a Little Elbow Grease


The first thing you need to do to get a thriving yard is to eliminate everything that might prevent it from growing. You likely have a layer of dead grass, leaves, pine needles, and other debris over the top of your soil. This layer chokes the grass, limits its access to sunshine, and doesn’t allow the proper airflow to get things growing. This elimination process is known as dethatching. 


Dethatching requires a lot of elbow grease to remove this impenetrable layer. You’ll need to give it a thorough rake to remove all of these things crowding your grass. 

Aerate Your Soil


Whether your yard sees lots of foot traffic or not, the soil is likely to have become quite hard over the months and years since you last tended it. Soil that has been packed down makes it difficult to get water and nutrients into the dirt to nourish your new grass. To remedy this, you will need to rent an aerator (or hire a lawn care company like Cleanr Property Maintenance).

Kill the Weeds


Eliminating weeds is crucial before you start to plant new grass seed. Weeds will steal nutrients, light, and water from your new grass, so rip them out at the roots. You can do this manually if they are easy to grasp and pull. However, you can also spray them with herbicides to get similar results. 


It might take some time to clear your yard of these unwanted guests, but the investment will be well worth it. 

Overseed Your Yard


Once your soil is ready for new grass seed, it is time to overseed the yard. Select a grass seed that matches the species you would naturally find in your area. Then, rake the soil to get it primed to accept the seed. Lightly rake the grass seed into the soil upon completion, making sure to spread it as evenly as possible. 


Don’t forget that it’s crucial to water your new grass seed often to help lush, green grass sprout!

Leave It to the Professionals


Not sure how to best approach a neglected or damaged lawn to bring it back to its former glory? You can leave it to the lawn care professionals at Cleanr Property Maintenance. We have the tools and know-how to get thick, green grass growing this upcoming season. If you’re ready to impress your neighbours with your green thumb, give us a call today! 


Kristan Zoppa
President at Cleanr Group Ltd.
I'm Kristian Zoppa, the founder and President of Cleanr Property Maintenance. Since 2015, I've dedicated myself to delivering top-notch lawn care services and sharing my experiences on this blog. Guided by a deep commitment to honesty and quality, I aim to provide you with the professional service you deserve.
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